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Mooving up the Professional Ladder and a Giveaway #29

It was Jac of Tinned Tomatoes that first alerted me to MOO business cards. I was so impressed by her wonderful photographs that I had to order some myself. Unlike any other cards I’ve seen, you can have a different picture on the back of each one if you like, which makes them not only fun but a walking gallery of your favourite blog photos. When I’m asked for a business card, not that I am very often, I can offer up several and ask the recipient to take their pick. It’s nice to get a few oohs and aghhs and watch while the all important decision is made. It offers a completely new dimension to a standard business card.

It took me a while to venture onto the MOO website as I thought it might be a rather complicated and time consuming process. But eventually I overcame my suspicions and duly ordered a pack of fifty standard size cards made using recycled paper. I needn’t have worried, the process was really easy. I was able to design my cards and choose the pictures in several stages as the design could be saved at any time and edited later. I chose two each of twenty five of my blog photos for the backs and on the front I used a section of my blog header photograph as a logo of sorts. The real difficulty was deciding whether to go for mini cards or the standard credit card size which fits easily into purses and wallets. The latter won out.

When the parcel arrived, I tore it open with indecent haste. I was thrilled with the results. To have a physical representation of my photographs was a first for me and I was impressed with just how good they looked. They are more expensive than cards I’ve bought before, but so much better – they look and feel classy. It was also good to have all my social media contact details together in one place.

No sooner had the cards arrived then I was regretting not having bought more – after all I wanted to hang on to one of each of my designs, Gollum fashion and that left only twenty five of my preciousses. As it happened, I spotted a giveaway over at Kavey Eats a couple of months later for a pack of MOO business cards. Amazingly, I won and like Gollum reunited with the ring, I was bouncing up and down with delight – thank you Kavey. I was able to recreate my favourite pictures and add some new ones as well. Another pack of fifty was soon winging its way towards me. These were somewhat different to my first batch as they were printed on standard paper, which is sourced from sustainable forests but is not recycled. The cards were thicker and slightly shinier.

The cards come in a handy holder with a “mine” and “theirs” tab to hold cards you are going to giveaway (maybe) and cards you collect. The top slides on and off easily and the whole thing is very properly made from recycled materials. My photographs don’t do the cards justice, the images are crisp and clear and a lot lighter than they look here. Mini cards, postcards, stickers and labels are also available and I am sorely tempted to add to my collection.

Giveaway

MOO have kindly offered a pack of 50 classic business cards to one lucky Chocolate Log Blog reader from anywhere.
To be in with a chance of winning these fabulous cards, please fill in the Rafflecopter below. You will need to leave a comment on this post which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Rafflecopter will pick a winner at random from the entries received. Please give me some way of identifying you in the comment section as I will be verifying the validity of entries and will always check back to the comments to ensure that part has been done. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is open worldwide, but you do need to be 18 or over to enter. Winners will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked.
Prizes are offered and provided by MOO and Chocolate Log Blog accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party.
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Closing date is Wednesday 19 June 2013
You might also want to take a look at my giveaway page to see if there is anything else you would like to enter.

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Comments

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    Kavey
    22nd May 2013

    You are absolutely welcome, thanks for the shout out. I adore my Moo cards, and love giving them out!

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    felicity
    22nd May 2013

    I love the quality of Moo cards,and it is very easy to do. I use the mini ones as labels for my work. I am very tempted by their stickers too.

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    Karen S Booth
    22nd May 2013

    I LOVE Moo Cards and need some more my precious, so am keeping my udders crossed that I win, Karen

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    vohnmcg.com
    22nd May 2013

    These look great. I have only recently decided that my blog will be called “Vohn’s Vittles” so will need to have a think about what pictures I might like to have. Vohn x

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    Galina Varese
    23rd May 2013

    I have never done any moo cards but have been thinking about it. It will probably be blini or one of my bakes.

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    Lucy Mayer
    23rd May 2013

    I am in the process of setting up a free non-profit lending-library of baby clothes for mums in my local area – I would use my new logo, and a photo of the cutest baby I can find… šŸ™‚

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    Suzy Bowler
    23rd May 2013

    Oh – these look really good and I’ve just had mine done elsewhere. Next time …

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    rita cooks italian
    23rd May 2013

    It is always exciting to see your baked goodies as a ‘professional product’, these cards show all your love for CHOCOALTE!!Well done.

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    celia
    24th May 2013

    I’ve been thinking about getting these – they sound like a great product. I think you might have convinced me, Choc! šŸ™‚

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    helen
    24th May 2013

    Love this idea, I would have to use pictures of my chickens!

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    Sarah Maclean
    24th May 2013

    Animals would be on my cards, as my new business venture is animal-themed.

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    sharon
    24th May 2013

    would have to be my sons pictures as he is a photographer @ jenny shannon

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    Charlotte Ingham
    24th May 2013

    I would just have my company logo to keep it classic and simple.

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    Heidi Roberts
    24th May 2013

    I would have beautiful plump vegetables and fresh fruit

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    Caroline
    24th May 2013

    I’m thinking of branching out from my main business into a sideline involving illustration so these would be perfect as snapshot portfolio cards.

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    kelly
    25th May 2013

    I’m a graphic design student so I would probably use a picture of my work (:

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    Rachael Cunliffe
    27th May 2013

    My kangaroo logo šŸ™‚ (I’m honest, and besides my cakes always look shoddy even thoguh they taste good so photographs of that wouldn’t help me!)

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    JudeVFR400
    28th May 2013

    I would let my partner have these, and she’ll be opening a business this year. A tattoo studio. So, it be photos of either work she’s done, or designs.

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    Beth
    29th May 2013

    Probably eye makeup as that is what my blog is about šŸ™‚ x

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    The KitchenMaid
    2nd June 2013

    Ooooh, these look amazing. I can just imagine how hard it would have been to decide on the images, but you can never go wrong with chocolate, can you?!

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    steven cooke
    10th June 2013

    i would have to go with cake šŸ™‚ !

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    Nics Notebook
    17th June 2013

    I am in the process of setting up a new dog walking business, so doggy related pics would be fab!

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    baileycakes
    17th June 2013

    So exciting, I love moo cards but cant afford to splash out right now! I’d use a mix of photos from my blog and my blog banner too šŸ™‚ xo

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    Sue
    18th June 2013

    Those cards are lovely the best business cards I’ve ever seen, although I think a little tug of war would ensue every time I went to give one away šŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    18th June 2013

    I would have a box, bit like a box on deal or no deal to show you dont know what you are expecting šŸ™‚

    @Jamiecomps

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    rugbymum
    19th June 2013

    I’ve started working as a science tutor so lots of fun science pics would be good – bubbling flasks, colourful test tubes or pics of the solar system. I get most of my students via word of mouth and I keep meaning to get some business cards so the parents have my details handy.

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    sarahlee3
    19th June 2013

    A cat and a dog actually as i would like to win these for my daughter who has just started business a pet groomer!!

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    ez
    19th June 2013

    a van actually- not amazingly creative but useful for my new house clearance business!!!!

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    emteec
    19th June 2013

    These would be great for my new website design business; so I’d have a computer on my cards

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